In these extraordinary times, we have amended our judging process, and all our judging has been carried out by a virtual judging process, outlined below.

Our judges are volunteers, and judging is an independent and peer-led process. The majority of the panel members are practising teachers and many are Teaching Award winners. The panel also includes representation from organisations across the educational spectrum.

We are grateful to these dedicated professionals who give their time to ensure a smooth and credible process for those involved and to help celebrate the amazing people who work in our schools. We need to do this more than ever in this current climate.

Please note, the announcement of Silver Winners planned for mid-June will now take place on 16th September, and we hope that the House of Commons Tea for 2020 Silver Winners originally planned for July will take place in May 2021. We will update this page with further details when they are confirmed.


Non-shortlisted entries

Those who submitted an entry which is not shortlisted will be notified at the beginning of April. Certificates will be sent to the nominees.


Shortlisted entries

Shortlisted entries will be contacted by the judges after Easter to arrange virtual judging by video call where possible and phone calls where it is not possible. The planned judging process is below, but we will keep this under review.


Virtual judging process

* A video/phone interview with the nominee(s).

* A video/phone interview with the HoD / Subject/phase leader / Head of Faculty in FE colleges.

* A video/phone interview with the Headteacher (or Deputy Headteacher and/or the chairman of the governors in the case of Headteacher nominees).

* A video interview with a selection of pupils

* A video interview with a/some parent(s)

* When schools re-open, where schools are able to facilitate it, judges will observe a lesson being taught

* In light of the lack of face to face judging visits we are inviting you to submit additional evidence via email if you so wish – this can be video footage, photographs, web links, written testimonies and other examples of your nominee’s work that you feel would assist our judges.


National Thank a Teacher Day

A week of celebrating the teaching profession, culminating in National Thank a Teacher Day on 20th May 2020


16th September 2020

Announcement of the 2020 Silver Winners.


Pearson National Teaching Awards UK Ceremony

Given that we are unable to hold a large-scale event this year, we are looking into alternative options, and we will publish more details once they have been confirmed.


November 2020

2021 Awards opens